News from Australia live: Queensland Covid restrictions lifted, Labor promises $ 90 million to reduce indigenous detention | Australian news


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Very good morning to all of you. It’s Thursday and honestly, we should be congratulated for going through the news so far.

It is Matilda Boseley: why don’t we jump into the biggest headlines in the morning.

Today marks 30 years since the Royal Commission on the Death of Aboriginal People in Detention issued its recommendations, and at that time there were at least 474 more deaths.

Labor says if they win the government, they will set aside more than $ 90 million over four years for judicial reform to reduce the imprisonment of Aboriginal and Islander people from the Torres Strait and the number of dead natives in custody.

A spokesman for Labor Linda Burney he said the federal leadership needed to reinvest justice to combat the root causes of crime and recidivism.

Guardian Australia’s Lorena Allam i Calla Wahlquist report that the opposition plan concentrates on a national justice reinvestment program funded by more than 30 communities to design programs aimed at rehabilitation, domestic and domestic violence, and school retention, with the goal of deterring those at risk from the justice system.

Responsibility would be shared equally with state and territory governments, Burney said, with a national indigenous justice reinvestment unit established to support and monitor their progress.

There’s also good news for the Queenslanders waking up this morning, with Covid’s restrictions easing from 6 p.m.

This comes two weeks after Brisbane’s quick lock-in, as state health authorities successfully fought to stop two outbreaks of the highly contagious UK version.

Masks are no longer mandatory anywhere in the state except at airports or airplanes.

Although Queensland prime minister Annastacia Palaszczuk recommended people still wear masks in environments where social distance cannot be maintained.

From Thursday, people will also be allowed to stand and dance in restaurants, pubs and clubs, and all outdoor gatherings will be allowed without restrictions. Stadiums, theaters and cinemas can operate at full capacity, and gatherings of up to 100 people will be allowed in private residences.

Visitors will also be able to return to hospitals, nursing homes, facilities for the disabled and prisons Brisbane.

Plus, why don’t we get into that right away. If you think I missed something or think it should be on the blog, but it isn’t, send me a message on Twitter @MatildaBoseley or send me an email at [email protected]

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